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ESPN Details Cleveland Browns' Owner's Gross Habit Inside Facility

A general stadium view of FirstEnergy Stadium during the second half of the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 10: A general stadium view of FirstEnergy Stadium during the second half of the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 10, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Steelers defeated the Browns 21-18. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

ESPN's in-depth story on the state of the Cleveland Browns' organization features a number of interesting tidbits.

The grossest, though, details an eating habit of the Browns' owner, Jimmy Haslam.

The Browns' 64-year-old owner would apparently eat hardboiled eggs during meetings, dropping the egg's shells onto the floor.

Seriously.

Haslam would eat hard-boiled eggs and leave shell shards on the floor while firing off incisive questions and offering thoughtful opinions.

The meetings, though, apparently went well.

He was known to occasionally doze off in long group meetings, but in these gatherings he was energized and engaged, stewarding the plan, leading discussions and then telling everyone to sleep on it before diving back in the next day. The ambition was contagious. The Browns felt they were building something special.

Another meeting, meanwhile, did not go so well.

So according to people briefed on the meeting, on Oct. 29, Haslam and general manager John Dorsey entered Jackson's office and told him the team was going to move in a different direction.

Jackson asked why he was being fired.

The team quit on you, Dorsey replied.

At the time, four of the eight Browns games had gone to overtime.

"Get the f--- out of my office," Jackson said.

Hopefully Haslam wasn't eating hardboiled eggs during that meeting.

You can view ESPN's full feature here.